Covid-19 Industry Update – Local Law 11/98 (FISP) Compliance is Essential

According to the NYC Department of Buildings, Local Law compliance inspections and tests are considered projects necessary to protect the health and safety of occupants.

Façade restoration work necessary to correct conditions classified as Unsafe in a Local Law 11 Façade Inspection Report – or necessary to address any condition requiring immediate corrective action that severely affects life, health, safety, property, or a significant number of persons – can continue during this suspension of non-essential construction work until unsafe conditions are addressed so that the site can be shut-down. Façade-related violations that order building facades to be inspected/repaired are also classified as emergency work.

If your 8th Cycle FISP Report was classified as SWARMP, now is the time to have design work completed for the SWARMP repairs so that when the current situation with COVID-19 begins to improve, specs and drawings have been finalized, and we can assist with hiring a contractor to begin necessary repair work.

If your 8th Cycle FISP Report was classified as SAFE, you can schedule your 9th Cycle Inspection now if your building falls under Sub-Cycle 9A (building block #’s ending in 4,5,6,9) in order to file your report between 2/21/20 and 2/21/22.


Interactive Map

A NYC DOB interactive map will now identify construction sites that are doing emergency/essential work during COVID-19, which will continue to be updated.

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Weekly Safety Inspection Reports

Weekly safety inspections must be performed, and reports filed, by the Owner or his/her designee to ensure the construction or demolition site is safe and in continued compliance with Tenant Protection Plans and all other applicable laws and regulations.

For suspended sites that require a site safety manager, site safety coordinator or construction superintendent, a weekly certificate must be submitted to the Department. To submit a report, use an eFiling account to log into DOB NOW at, select Essential Construction portal and follow the steps.

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DOB Covid-19 Response Page

For essential and non-essential construction updates, including current and upcoming service changes, continue to check the DOB Covid-19 response page.

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